Explore the rich wonders of the forest and all it can teach us.
As with the Bear Creek Nature Center and the Fountain Creek Nature Center, the new Fox Run Nature Center will function as an educational and interpretive center, this time focusing on the Black Forest and its ponderosa forests. The visitor’s experience will be one that balances the engaging indoor interpretations that reveal the adjacent natural setting of the forest with expanding their understanding and care for the quality of the forest and ecosystem beyond. A versatile media room will be available to the public for gatherings of all kinds, from lectures and meetings to parties. The Nature Center, nestled in the forest topography, will be the hub for interpretive trails of various lengths that are interconnected with the existing park trail system.
The Fox Run Nature Center is an investment in future generations to inspire and create stewards of nature in the Pikes Peak Region.
The Fox Fun Nature Center will ‘grow’ from the unique setting and distinctive character of the black forest by integrating the site, building, and exhibits into one holistic experience that celebrates the natural environment and fosters stewardship of the land while connecting people from all walks of life.
Our strategy is to ensure that the Fox Run Nature Center is welcoming and open to all, universally accessible, and its programs reflect the many different historical and cultural influences that shape our connection to the natural world.
Core El Paso County Project Team
- Todd Marts, Director, Parks and Community Services
- Brain Bobeck, Park Operations Division Manager
- Theresa Odello, Recreation and Cultural Services Division Manager
- Jason Meyer, Planning Supervisor
- Dana Nordstrom, Community Outreach Coordinator